Tribeca Dental Studio for Kids educates families on oral hygiene and provides high-quality oral care in a comfortable setting. Kids don’t have to be afraid when coming to this dentist, as Tribeca Dental understands how to care for children and help parents through the stages of oral growth and efficient oral care.
One of the stages that can be most trying is the process of teething. Teething can be very painful and irritating for children as well as parents. As early as two months old, children’s teeth begin to rise and erupt through the gums, causing irritation and swelling in the mouth. The new teeth become extremely sensitive and larger molars can cause discomfort and even cuts and sores.
Teething can also cause more serious side effects that should be treated with medical care. Symptoms can include fevers, colds of the head and chest, diarrhea and fussiness. Seek medical care for any of these conditions.
To relieve irritation and ease pain, try these simple teething tips:
1. Let your child chew on something, such as a teething toy, pacifier, or something as simple as a baby’s toothbrush. In emergency cases when no toys are handy, let your baby nibble on your thoroughly washed fingers.
2. Cold eases pain and relieves irritation, so try the classic frozen-washcloth trick. Gently rub a frozen washcloth on the irritated areas or let the child gnaw at the tips.
3. Keep some frozen snacks handy. While babies cannot chew some foods, nibbling or gnawing at cold treats like frozen bananas, apples and bagels will eliminate the pain in their mouth.
For all of your children's dental needs seek the expertise of Tribeca Dental Studio for Kids.